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Will COVID-19 Force The South To Finally Confront Structural Racism Within Their Medicaid Programs?

By MIKE MAGEE If you would like to visit the meeting place of America’s two great contemporary pandemics –COVID-19 and structural racism – you need only visit America’s Nursing Homes. This should come as no surprise to Medical Historians familiar with our Medicaid program. Prejudice and bias were baked in well before the signing of Medicaid and… Read More »

If We Are So Concerned About Maternal Mental Health, Why Don’t We Have More Mother-Baby Mental Health Programs? 

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) now recommends screening for perinatal depression, stating that “clinicians screen patients at least once during the perinatal period for depression and anxiety symptoms using a standard, validated tool.” Having the backing of ACOG is certainly a big step in the right direction, but as we move toward… Read More »

GAO: Federal nutrition programs don’t do enough to help seniors – ModernHealthcare.com

Federal nutrition programs need to do more to help older adults, according to a new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office published Monday. The government watchdog found that HHS and the U.S. Department of Agriculture don’t closely monitor nutrition programs for older adults, even though good nutrition is important for health outcomes and a… Read More »